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Lack of Awareness Causes Students to Fall Through the Cracks

New data suggest that institutions overestimate student awareness of key support services on their campuses. Solutions include more active and effective promotion of these resources.

Several students and several more library staff members sitting at a table outside the library at Loyola Marymount University in California to welcome students to the Long Night Against Procrastination event. A whiteboard behind them details the event. Most people in the photo are in humorous poses or making funny faces.

Long Night Study Events: Less Procrastination, More Fun

Does your institution hold Long Night Against Procrastination events aimed at reducing library and finals anxiety and at building community? Here’s why many colleges do.

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Teaching Inclusive Communication to First-Years

Husker Dialogues event creates intentional conversations around inclusivity and respectful speech for first-year students at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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Measuring and Promoting Thriving in College

A long-running research project helps college and university professionals understand the five key components of student thriving—and how to set conditions for thriving on their campuses.

Streamers herald the graduation of the Class of 2023 at Chico State.

New on the Job: Jennifer Baszile, California State University

As the inaugural associate vice president for student success and inclusive excellence, Jennifer Baszile oversees the creation, implementation and measurement of student-focused initiatives and programs across 23 Cal State institutions.

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Understanding Factors of Student Success for Foster Students

A report from the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty found, postenrollment, students with foster care experience benefited from campus programs targeted to this group.

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New on the Job: Q&A With Thea Smekens at Ohio Wesleyan University

In her inaugural role as director of first-generation student success, Thea Smekens will oversee a new office for first-gen learners, promoting community and access for students.

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Success Program Launch: Growing Peer Mentorship

Augusta University will increase its mentorship offerings for incoming students this fall with the help of several hundred undergraduate and graduate student mentors.